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We Remember: 22nd Anniversary of the Dream Team Winning the Gold Medal

Associated Press
Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistAugust 8, 2014

Twenty-two years ago today, the Dream Team completed its domination of the 1992 Summer Olympics by beating Croatia in the gold-medal game.

Michael Jordan dropped 22 points and six other players scored in double figures in a 117-85 victory.

The Dream Team, which was the first Olympic team to use NBA players, still remains the greatest basketball team to ever take the court. The team went 8-0 in the tournament, with an average margin of victory of 43.8 points.

Although Jordan gets all of the attention, it was Charles Barkley who was the team's leading scorer.

Here are the players on the team who were eventually inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: Jordan, Barkley, Larry Bird, Clyde Drexler, Patrick Ewing, Magic Johnson, Karl Malone, Chris Mullin, Scottie Pippen, David Robinson and John Stockton.

After the Dream Team's dominance, every great United States Olympic team is compared to the greatest team in basketball history.

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